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Knitting Patterns

Native Shrug


The story behind the knits

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One of the most vivid childhood memories I have is watching my grandmother knit. I would curl up in her lap and slowly fall asleep to a sound of metal needles clicking and clacking while she knitted. Even now knitting is extremely comforting to me, and it wraps me up in a blanket of safety. I found it particularly therapeutic while studying at university. I became so absorbed in the complexity of knitting, that I ended up knitting about ten hours a day, every day. I spent more time immersed in the world of wool than attending university! 

A year into my studies in 2011, I set up my knitwear business and was attending various markets and selling a lot of handmade, one-of-a-kind knitwear. After several years I realised that the repetitive knitting to stock up for the markets was not satisfying me anymore. I was seeking to offer something much more inspiring, affordable, exquisite and rare that everyone had a chance to create – this is how I started writing the knitwear patterns.

My inspiration comes from the surreal dream-like states, conversations with my higher self, nature and animals, and simply basking in the beauty existing in the day to day life around us. I see knitting as a story weaved into the tapestry of life; the very special story that everyone can create with the vibrations of colours, texture and their own beautiful energy. Conveying the unique feeling and visuals of those stories through knitwear has always been and still is my greatest goal. And there’s nothing better than proudly wearing your own handmade clothing which is distinctive, attracts the eye and admiration of others and makes you feel one-of-a-kind that you truly are!

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